Film actor Brian Donlevy played Steve Mitchell, international operative whose had two jobs. Get in and out of danger. Donlevy had the voice and delivery to make the show sound plausible, even if it was routine Cold War brush fire stuff. Herb Butterfield was the Commissioner, a taskmaster shrouded in secrecy who served up the situations that Mitchell seems never to refuse. The Commissioner's secretary is played by Betty Moran. She actually seems to care about the Steve's welfare. The Commissioner is just concerned about the fare.
The worldwide locations are dealt up with a feeling of local, and the characters that inhabit these faraway places with strange sounding names are solid and capably acted by veterans. Music is an almost harsh orchestra. Donlevy carries the plots with a world-weary and wary tone that makes sense, based on his occupation.
Though not top-drawer adventure like Escape, nor character more fully developed like The Third Man, Harry Lime (and not having the benefit of decades to develop or great talent like these two did), Dangerous Assignment carries enough radio punch to keep the fan of tough-guys
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Series Name: Dangerous Assignment Certification Status: OTRR Certified Accurate Certification Date: June 24, 2014 Certification Version: Version 1 Number of CDs: 5
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May 19, 2019 Subject:
I don't always get around to listen to this great series, but I feel privileged when I do get a chance to listen in. Reliving history through old time radio, saved through hard work of others who I am sure feel the same way, regardless of any difficulties of the quality of the episodes. Thanks again. ( Preserving History )
December 22, 2017 Subject:
There are a few episodes just before # 92 where there is something wrong with the audio. Can you check them please? I could not make it out. Maybe the bass and treble there needs some work. Otherwise a great series. I really enjoyed these stories with Dunlevy. Thanks.
April 21, 2016 Subject:
This is really great radio
This is really great adventure radio thanks for uploading it